News events dominate Tuesday

Breaking news out of Melbourne ensured news bulletins were up on Tuesday.

Seven News (1.19m / 1.12m) was #1, ahead of Nine News (1.1m / 1.01m).  ABC News won its 7pm slot at 846,000.

Seven News at 4:30 cracked the Top 20 at 334,000. Of note, ABC News Afternoons also led multichannels yesterday at 214,000.

Meanwhile MasterChef Australia again led entertainment stakes and topped the demos at 949,000, defeating The Voice (703,000) Big Brother (695,000), 7:30 (623,000), Foreign Correspondent (408,000) and Who Do You Think You Are? (305,000).

Later Joanna Lumley’s Hidden Caribbean drew 381,000 then The Montreal Comedy Festival (319,000), American Idol (278,000) and Ramsay’s 24 Hours To Hell And Back (253,000).

Nine network won Tuesday with 28.7% then Seven 26.2%, 10 20.0%, ABC 16.1% and SBS 9.0%.

A Current Affair drew 782,000 for Nine then Hot Seat (577,000 / 378,000).

The Chase was 670,000 / 433,000 for Seven then Home and Away (669,000). Criminal Minds was 119,000.

The Project pulled 538,000 / 323,000 for 10. 10 News First (464,000 / 283,000) and NCIS (174,000).

Louis Theroux’s Altered States managed 226,000 and The Drum was 217,000 for ABC.

On SBS it was SBS World News (193,000), Insight (191,000), Where Are You Really From? (132,000) and Mastermind (93,000).

Sunrise: 268,000
Today: 202,00
News Breakfast: 135,000 / 66,000

OzTAM Overnights: Tuesday 7 July 2020


  1. With that extra night of ‘The Voice’ this week, it’s going to be interesting to see if 9 can snatch back a week from 7. I think it will be quite close.

  2. Well I enjoyed American idol last night
    Was funny and touching
    Katy Perry gets a lot of hate of late
    But her new song daises is actually a bop
    I will follow it to channel go on Thursday nights
    If I remember 😃😃

    • Nah it still came in 9th even if third to the other 7:30pm shows, the rest was all News and last week (The Voice wasn’t on) Paramedics only pulled 546,000 so Nine have nothing else that will get to that 703,000 mark anyway.

    • Tonight’s episode of American Idol is screening on 9Go due to NRL coverage on the main channel. Maybe only in NRL dominate states.

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